• Black Jack ABC’s – Part 1

    The basic premise of the card game is to be handed cards totaling up to 21. Every player is dealt two cards. When a black jack player is handed a nine or less and an Ace they have been given a soft hand. When the player is dealt no Ace cards it is known as a hard hand. As soon as the cards have been given to all players at the table, including the dealer, each blackjack player is given the chance to make 1 of 6 decisions:

    Taking another card (Hit): When a black jack player says hit me the dealer will give them another card, if the addition of that card makes the value of the hand to exceed 21 the gambler will have lost and that’s the end of the game, if the card pushes the value of the hand to twenty-one the blackjack player will be the winner and if the total has not yet reached twenty-one they’re still in the game.

    Keeping the hand you’ve been given: If a blackjack player is satisfied with the cards they will hold. As soon as this has happened the croupier will disclose his or her cards and the black jack player who has accumulated twenty one or the nearest to twenty one will win.

    Doubling Down: A player might ask to double down which increases the wager by one hundred percent they have made. Once you have taken this action you can only receive 1 more card. The details of doubling down are usually out lined by the table or betting house rules so before competing make sure you are familiar with the casino rules. If you are gambling at an online casino this is normally quite simple.

    Stay tuned for part 2.

     February 10th, 2010  Caleb   No comments

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